The developments in the Kerch Strait are a manifestation of Russia’s aggressive actions and attempts to expand aggressive actions on the Black Sea, – Igor Dolgov, the Ambassador of Ukraine stated before the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Davit Zalkaliani today.
“Thanks Georgia for such supportive position. I am delighted to meet Minister of Foreign Affairs Davit Zalkaliani in order to provide him with the information about the Russian aggression actions in the Black Sea waters.
The Black Sea is always the subject of our common concern, as security is the main concern for Georgia, Ukraine and other countries of the Black Sea region. What we observed yesterday was open aggression and we expect that UN Security Council will discuss this issue today.
We expect an open assessment of this armed aggression against Ukraine. Three vessels and crew members are seized by Russian FSB forces, but they confirm only three detainees. According to our information, six out of the 23 sailors were wounded.
Russian naval forces had fired upon and seized three vessels when they tried to enter the Kerch Strait. We assess it as a manifestation of Russia’s aggressive actions and attempts to expand aggressive actions on the Black Sea”, – Igor Dolgov said.